Friday, June 5, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Thanks Jordan. Its been great getting to know you and thanks for letting me drive the pick-up! Good luck at college!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Edward Weston

1. In your words write a short bio of his photographic experience. Edward Henry Weston (March 24, 1886-January 1, 1958) was an American photographers, and co-founder of Group f/64. Most of his work was done using an 8 by 10 inch view camera. The New York Times newspaper reported on April 14, 2008 that Sotheby’s sold an Edward Weston photograph to a New York art dealer for $1.6 Million.

Born in Highland Park, Illinois on March 24, 1886. He was given his first camera, a Kodak Bull's-Eye #2, for his 16th birthday, when he began taking photographs. His favorite hangouts were Chicago parks and a farm owned by his aunt. Weston met with quick success and the Chicago Art Institute exhibited his photographs a year later, in 1903. He attended the Illinois College of Photography.

In 1906, Weston moved to California, where he decided to stay and pursue a Career in photography. He had four sons with his wife, Flora May Chandler (whom he married in 1909)

2. Describe his photographic style and some of his more famous photographs. Daybooks he kept regularly from the mid-1920s to 1934, which give viewers a glimpse into his personal life, his views on photography, and his working methods. He has been recognized as one of the best photographers of the 20th century. He used a lot of naked, natural women in his photographs. He used black and white also.

3.Post your favorite Edward Weston photograph to your blog.

Ansel Adams

1. In your words write a short bio of his photographic experience.

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black and white photographs of the American West and Yosemite National Park.

For his images, he developed the zone system, a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. Although his large format view cameras were difficult to use because of their size, weight, setup time, and film cost, their high resolution ensured sharpness in his images.

He founded the Group f/64 along with fellow photographers Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham, which in turn created the Museum of Modern Art's department of photography. Adams' timeless and visually stunning photographs are reproduced on calendars, posters, and in books, making his photographs widely recognizable.

2. Describe his photographic style and some of his more famous photographs. His photographs are in black in white. His pictures are always of objects like waterfalls, trees, etc.. Nothing with humans in it. All the pictures have an unusual way of movement. The objects he photographs are outside and in large areas.

3.Post your favorite Edward Weston photograph to your blog.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Annie Leibovitz

1. In your words write a short bio of her photographic experience. Born in October 1949 Waterbury, Connecticut. She has photographed for big-name magazines like Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. She had experience in mistakes too because she took pictures of Miley Cyrus when her back was exposed and only had a bed sheet covering her. The media and parents didn't like what both of them did.

2. Who are some of the famous people she has photographed? Demi Moore, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Brooke Shields, Dolly Parton, Whoopi Goldberg, David Cassidy, Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, Queen Elizabeth, Sting, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Bill Gates and the infamous Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair cover.

3.Post your favorite Leibovitz image to your blog.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Andy Warhol

1. In your words write a short bio of his photographic experience. Born on august 6 as Andy Warhola, 1928 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. his father immigrated from Slovakia in 1914, and his mother came in 1921. He died on February 22, 1987 from complication with surgery. He created many album covers for artists.

2. Who are some of the famous people or things he has photographed? Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson.

3.Post your favorite Warhol image to your blog.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


  1. What are the three basic elements of a camera? The three basic elements are an optical element (the lens), a chemical element (the film) and a mechanical element (the camera body itself).
  2. What is an SLR camera? "Single Lens Reflex" uses an automatic moving mirror system which permits the photographer to see exactly what will be captured by the film or digital imaging system, as opposed to non-SLR cameras where the view through the viewfinder could be significantly different from what was captured on film.
  3. What is the purpose of a camera's aperture? The aperture controls the amount of light that reaches a digital camera sensor. An aperture acts much like the pupil of an eye. It opens wider as light decreases to let in more available light. It gets smaller when light increases to reduce the amount of light entering the eye.
  4. What does shutter speed on a camera control? the interval at which the shutter opens to allow a specific amount of light to pass through and expose the film inside..
  5. To get the right exposure for a picture, what three things must be balanced?
  6. To take pictures outside on a very sunny day, would you use a high or low film speed? Why? Low film speed because it is less sensitive to light and needs more time to absorb enough light to make an image that isn’t underexposed or too dark.
  7. What are the four steps for developing black and white film? The Developer, The Stop Bath, The Fixer, Hypo-Clearing Agent
  8. What things are needed to make a black and white print? Drying, Cabinets, Tongs, Stop Bath, Developers, Exposed Photographic Print Papers, Fixer, Developer Trays, Washes.
  9. For a black and white print, the final image is actually what material? The final image is actually developed silver, and by carefully washing the prints to remove all the unwanted materials, these prints can last a very long time.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009


This image of the moon shows value because of the shading from lightness to darkness everywhere in the picture. Its almost like contrast, just not as much of a huge difference...everything is nicely blended and shaded together.

The horses coat colors are brown, white, black, and a charcoal grayish black. This creates variety in the picture...a variety of colors.

The picture shows Unity because this whole picture goes together. If the picture is pulled together nicely, it creates unity.

This image represents form because its a 3D image.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

#1- This picture represents Shapes because its using squares in the image. It uses different color squares and different sizes of squares.

#2- This picture represents Shapes because its uses all different types of shapes to create a robot drawing. It uses squares, circles, rectangles, etc.. The drawing represents shapes because its made out shapes!

This picture represents Space because of the mountains in background and then all the land in front that creates the space. Flat, open land that has a lot of air in the "space". The space in this picture is all snow before the mountains...the open area of this picture.

This picture shows Movement because the viewer's eyes follow the path that is created. There is movement in the picture with the red color, but also the yellow and orange color. The swirls of the colors create a path for your eyes to follow which is movement.

Monday, March 30, 2009

This picture represents Contrast because black and white show difference in the image. It creates a line where you can see the two colors meeting together. Contrast, in my opinion, are the differences you can see in an image or artwork. It creates a visual difference.

This picture represents Balance because everything is balanced out. By saying everything is balanced out, I mean that the picture is equal to itself. If you were to cut the picture in half and fold it, the whole thing would match except for the flag at the top. There is balance to this picture because the lines are equally spaced out and symmetrical to each other.

This picture shows Emphasis because in the Chevy truck magazine add they want you to look at the "big part of the truck" meaning the engine. They want this so they can compete with Ford, Dodge, and Toyota and have the best selling truck. The truck is angled for you to see the front first, creating on emphasis on the front of the truck. The biggest part you see is this front. Chevy truck adds also want emphasis on the front to show off the best emblem in truck making!!! :)

This picture shows Pattern because of continuously using the same shape over and over agian to create a "pattern". A great example of patterns is quilt making. My example is from a quilt pattern. Pattern is using shapes and designs to create a picture that has multiple use of that same shape or design. Its repeating.

This picture is Texture. The Mountain being rough, bumpy, and hard looking. The wet sand looking soft and smooth like. Both the sand and the mountain are texture because to feel both are two different feelings of a texture. The sand also looks smooth because of a glossy kind of look to it.

This picture represents Color because not just one color is present here. Multiple colors are used to make this image colorful. Color to me is not just one color being used, but different colors being used or the lightness and darkness of one color. (Technically using different shades of a color are different colors in my opinion)

This picture represents Line because the lines make up these pictures. In each picture the lines are used differently to show that you can design unique pictures using lines.
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